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Waikiki eatery reopens with fantastic favorites

A La Carte

October 31, 2021

Story By: Maria Kanai | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Hamachi Carpaccio $18.50

Seafood lovers, rejoice — Sansei in Waikiki has reopened after a long hiatus.

“We are very excited to be reopened and so are our longtime guests,” says general manager Eileen Bailey-Marchan.

Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi $16.50

She and the rest of the staff are excited to welcome new additions to the menu, while also bringing back some classics. One new dish is the 8-ounce Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Jumbo Shrimp & Crab Oscar ($68). The prime filet is pan-seared to your taste and served with garlic mashed potatoes and local vegetable of the day. The meat is served with a miso-béarnaise sauce and garnished with Alii mushrooms.

8-ounce Filet of Beef Tenderloin, Jumbo Shrimp & Crab Oscar ($68)

The restaurant is also bringing back its award-winning Panko Crusted Ahi Sashimi ($16.50), which is fresh ahi tuna wrapped with arugula and spinach. The fish is panko crusted, flash fried and served with a soy wasabi butter sauce.

“Most of our guests order at least one of these rolls,” says Bailey-Marchan.

Another popular dish is the Hamachi Carpaccio ($18.50), which is sliced thin with masago, shiso and jalapeños in a yuzu kosho truffle ponzu.

“We will be resuming our early bird 50% off special on Sundays and Mondays from 5:15 to 6 p.m.,” concludes Bailey-Marchan. “This is first-come, first-served and has been extremely popular in the past.”

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